Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

Lesson Plan

Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud

NYC Lab School, Manhattan, NY

Downloading and Viewing Images from the Internet

SUBJECTAstronomy (12th grade)

AIM:  To download images from the internet

OBJECTIVES:  Students will be able to:

--download an image from a web page

--view images using a graphic converter or some other graphics program [9-12 Content Standard E- Understandings about science and technology]

MATERIALS: One computer per group with internet access, a web browser and graphic converter. [Teaching Standard D- Make accessible technological resources]


Students will work in groups of 2 to 4, depending on computer resources, however each student should complete the following steps.

I. Turn on computer and open web browser.

II. Browse the internet and choose an image on the internet to download.

III. Place the pointer over the image and click and hold the mouse down; from the menu which appears choose "save this image" (Netscape) or "download image to disk" (America Online).

IV. When save window comes up choose the folder into which you want to save the image and edit the image name so it will be easy to remember; DO NOT ALTER THE IMAGE SUFFIX .jpg or .gif.

V. Open the graphic converter program and from the file menu choose "Open". Locate your image and double click on it’s name to view it.

EVALUATION: Teacher checks that student has successfully downloaded image by asking him or her to display the image using a graphic converter.


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